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Re: Beep gone in FC2?

On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Erik P. Olsen wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 15:07, Chris Kloiber wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 21:05, Peter Cannon wrote:
> > > Hi Bob
> > >
> > > On Wednesday 02 Jun 2004 13:56, Bob Chiodini wrote:
> > >
> > > > Sorry, modprobe not insmod.
> > > >
> > > > Become root, and type modprobe pcspkr.
> > >
> > > Er I got 'bash: modprobe: command not found'
> >
> > You're not fully 'root' try 'su -' to gain access to root's path.
> > modprobe is located in /sbin.
> Well, modprobe pcspkr didn't do the trick. I still have no beep with
> FC2. Maybe I should take a look a the earlier discussion in Fedora list.

If your PC is like one of mine (P4 2.66 Ghz, SuperMicro P4SGA+ mobo),
I can sympathize.  I've never been able to get it to make a single
beep under Linux, both RH 7.3 and FC2, whether inside X11 or a virtual
console, with and without the pcspkr module loaded.  I've checked and
double-checked the speaker wiring, and can confirm that it makes
sound.  (The BIOS can make voice announcements via the PC speaker.)
Once or twice, I could have sworn that I've heard a beep during Linux
system shutdown, but never ever have I been able to cause a beep using
my usual "echo -en '\a'" method.  The only semblance of a "beep", or
rather a "boop", I can get is via KDE's system notification feature,
and that's output via the sound card rather than the PC speaker.

Having spent several hours trying to get this PC to beep, I think I've
come to accept that some PCs are just not meant to beep.  :-)

Dave Ulrick
Email: d-ulrick niu edu
Web:   http://www.niu.edu/~ulrick/

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